Have you ever read a blog post and thought, "Oh, that's gorgeous. What a great idea! Too bad I don't have time for that!"? What, you just read one of those this morning? I thought so.
If you've wandered around the blog world long enough you've seen all make and manner of wonderfully creative ideas. Women are out there writing about food, home decor, crafting and every manner of amazing ideas you can think of (or couldn't think of, as the case may be).
These are women who hit the thrift stores and estate sales. They own cricuts and silhouettes. They bake from scratch and grind their wheat into flour for home baked breads. They are homeschooling their children while sewing awesome blankets to sell on etsy. They are, simply put, amazing.
You know what... I'm not one of those women.
* I like to think I could be crafty but the closest I get to creative is picking out a wall color from a swatch.
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* I want to scrapbook or digi-scrap or something with the word scrap in it, but the nearest I come is scrapping plans for a home cooked dinner when one of my little ones comes down with a nasty virus.
* I tried baking my own bread but the high altitude in Colorado wouldn't let it turn out right (at least that's what I tell myself) so if I want something "home baked" I buy frozen loaves.
* The last (and first) time I attempted to give something in my home a shabby-chic weathered look it just looked, well, shabby.
And you want to know the real secret... neither are any of those awesome bloggers we all admire. They each have their strengths and that's what they write about. That may not be your strength. And that's okay.
I still haven't found one who is ALL of those things. Bloggers write about what they know best. Otherwise you wouldn't read them! And that's the beauty of the blog world. You can find the best of the best in all kinds of areas.
Please, please, please do not measure yourself against others. Take the talents others have to share and fit them into your life as best you can, and as much as you want to. You are amazing just the way you are. You're out there living a life - working (whether at home or in an office), taking care of family (kids, pets, parents & spouses), and trying to find your own patch of peace in this world. Give yourself the grace to know that you are good enough - more so, even.
Be kind to yourself. If your organizing projects don't include cute handmade tags that color coordinate with the color of your towels, don't worry. If your organizing feels more like being glad your kids at least got the towels in the right closet on the right shelf then your doing just fine.
Here at Delightfully Organized my goal is to give you practical examples of how everyone can enhance their life by making things just a bit more simple. The goal of organizing isn't to impress your friends, it's to make your life easier. Stick around and let me help you do just that.